IHF President Hassan Moustafa stated, for the official website of the upcoming Men’s IHF World Championship 2021 in Egypt, that he believes in successful championship with the fans next January.
“I hope Egypt 2021 is the light at the end of the tunnel after the coronavirus pandemic, and despite this pandemic, I remain optimistic about the championship’s success,” he said. “Egypt has proved on numerous occasions that it is fully capable of hosting tournaments, and the country has extensive experience in this field, especially when it comes to handball. I hope we will have the opportunity to hold the tournament with fans in attendance, in light of the current global health situation, as we have implemented adequate precautionary measures for the teams and the fans. We eagerly anticipate a superb organisational performance in Egypt, based on the simple fact that all the participants will return to their home countries as ambassadors for Egypt. I sincerely hope Egypt 2021 will be one of the best tournaments ever organised.”
Draw in three weeks
The draw featuring 30 of the 32 qualified teams will be held in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, 5 September, at 20:00 local time, with Egyptian Prime Minister Dr Moustafa Madbouli and Minister of Youth and Sports Dr Ashraf Sobhy in attendance.
The performance rows for the draw are as follows:
Row 1: Denmark, Spain, Croatia, Norway, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Sweden
Row 2: Egypt, Argentina, Austria, Hungary, Tunisia, Algeria, Qatar, Belarus
Row 3: Iceland, Brazil, Uruguay, Czech Republic, France, Republic of Korea, Japan, Bahrain
Row 4: Angola, Cape Verde, Morocco, South America 4, DR Congo, Poland, North America 1, Russia